Articles tagged Ray

Page 167 of December 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 167, December 2014

Historic scene with Gordon Cruickshank

Man behind the Legends A day with Duncan Wiltshire, organiser of the prestigious Le Mans support event On the morning of the most famous race in the world, there’s a highly prestigious historic event called Le Mans Legends. But it’s not run by the ACO; it’s run by two guys in an old fire station in Warwickshire. Motor Racing Legends is the outfit, now well known for historic racing series and...

Page 78 of September 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, September 2014

Go with the Blow

In 1930 Sir Henry ‘Tim’ Birkin defied Bentley by supercharging its beloved 4½. Eighty-four years on, we take an unforgettable ride as the Blower blasts back to the track where its legend was written Writer Rob Widdows We thunder through the night; I cannot feel the top of my head, so fierce is the wind buffeting from the bonnet. I try to snuggle down into the warm footwell but to no avail. On we...

Page 60 of January 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, January 1991

Going West

On a journey to Wiltshire last month I spent an interesting afternoon with Mr Freddie Henry, 'talking Austin'. He started an apprenticeship with the Longbridge Company in 1926 and remained with Lord Austin's concern for many years thereafter. He shared lodgings with Ralph Secretan, who spoke fluent German and helped Austin on visits to that country, etc, and who bought a Bugatti from Malcolm...

Page 128 of March 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 128, March 2008

Mallock's half-century

Mallock will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the debut of its first sports-racing car with a weekend dedicated to the constructor at Silverstone in August during a 750 Motor Club race meeting. The cars were initially built and raced by Major Arthur Mallock and since his death in the mid-’90s his eldest son Richard has built cars for the Clubmans race series. Brother Ray has taken his team into...

Page 90 of September 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 90, September 1984

The Ford V8

Sir, Your "Ford at Brooklands" article, and especially the reference to V8 coupés being used for trials and rallies, reminded me of the car which my brother and I bought on January 3rd, 1939 from Dennis Poore, then a salesman at Atalanta Cars at Staines but ten years later British Hill Climb Champion, for £20 10s. Our car was a 1933 Ford V8 drophead coupe complete with dickey seat where the...

Page 3 of November 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 3, November 1999

Editorial

There was a lot of talk at the Goodwood Revival about the sense or otherwise of allowing the meeting to continue in what were often foul weather conditions and, in particular, the wisdom of letting 3-litre Formula One cars loose on the circuit. More than one driver, none noted for any yellow streaks, suggested too much was being asked of drivers and machinery to compete at that circuit in those...

Page 26 of July 1950 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, July 1950

Raymond Mays Makes Fastest Time At Shelsley Walsh

Outstanding Runs by Poore, Wharton and Betty Haig AT the Shelsley Walsh Meeting on June 10th the sun shone so strongly that the tar on the road melted and fast times were impossible. What with sun-tops, bare midriffs, shorts, and weird head-coverings, quite a "Freiberg" atmosphere prevailed. Curiously, in spite of plentiful petrol, the crowd was about the smallest we have seen at Shelsley---call...

Page 89 of February 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 89, February 1999

What happened to Pegaso?

As I told you not long ago, when MOTOR SPORT flew to Barcelona for the 1950 Spanish GP I was accompanied by an alleged member of the Spanish Embassy, to aid my report by translating the race bulletins; the gentleman never returned with us! Flying out for the same task in '51 was rather different. We survived the father-and-mother of an electrical storm over the Pyrenees. This time I had MOTOR...

Page 9 of January 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, January 1994

Arthur Mallock

The national racing world was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Major Arthur Mallock in the early hours of December 2. He was 75 years old and died peacefully after a short illness. Arthur, born on March 1 1918, made high speed, low cost motor racing accessible to the ordinary man in the street. For more than 30 years his cars have been a mainstay of British motor racing. With a...

Page 78 of December 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, December 1976

The epitome of Super Saloons: Colin Hawker's VW-Cosworth V8

Colin Hawker is a mild-mannered young man of mechanical disposition, who earns a modest living as a mechanic in and around Ilford and Romford in Essex. Colin has a shock of grey hair, precocious for his years, and a two-tone blue VW, which has added a fair share to those greying locks. Now completing its second racing season, Hawker's DFVW is the latest in a long line of mongrels that Colin has...

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